Mattel Wins Praise for Having a Boy in This Barbie Ad, but There's More to the Story

Moschino Barbie's lauded spot is a 'fauxmercial'


The Moschino Barbie, a collector's edition Barbie doll featuring clothes designed by the  Moschino fashion label, is already sold out. But that didn't stop Moschino and Mattel from making an ad with—prepare to be shocked—a BOY in it! And he's playing with a doll! And he has an unflattering mohawk!

This came as a great surprise to the media, which has been praising Mattel as a result for breaking down gender norms in doll advertising.

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